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2010-11 Grant Recipients

Grant Recipients for the 2010-11 Season

Total Grants Distributed: $272,121
Total Number of Beneficiaries: 11


CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
The Sharks Foundation's grant will help Child Advocates of Silicon Valley to incorporate the ""developmental assets"" model into their work to help foster children in character development and to prevent high-risk behavior. For more information please visit www.BeMyAdvocate.org.

Mid-Pen Resident Services Corporation
The Sharks Foundation's grant will help 250 at-risk youth living in low-income housing communities stay out of gangs/violence, develop healthy relationships, play positive roles in their communities, and build a wide array of skills and competencies. For more information please visit www.midpen-housing.org.

EDUCATION

Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley
The Sharks Foundation's grant will purchase the After School Kidz Science curriculum which includes both science and math components. Having a more in-depth curriculum will encourage more children ages 6-18 to think and apply elements they have learned to expand their critical thinking and academic skills. For more information please visit www.BGClub.org.

Bring Me a Book Foundation
The Sharks Foundation's grant will provide books and literacy resources to a total of 41 elementary schools in San Jose. The initiative will provide approximately 4,000 students with new books for their existing Bring Me a Book bookcase libraries and 900 parents and caregivers with a First Teachers literacy training workshop. For more information please visit www.BringMeABook.org.

City Year
The Sharks Foundation's grant will help impact 2,700 San Jose students at-risk of dropping out. Corps members provide critical interventions both during school and after school, including one-to-one literacy and math tutoring, behavior and attendance coaching, parent engagement programming and a variety of fun enrichment activities. The overall objective is to involve, connect and engage the "whole school" and its support systems to facilitate the "whole child." For more information please visit www.CityYear.org/SanJose.aspx.

Downtown College Prep
The Sharks Foundation's grant will fund 15 mini-libraries ("Sharks Reading Tanks") in its three current school sites to provide books to students, helping get them to grade-level literacy by the end of the 10th grade. For more information please visit www.dcp.org.

Sacred Heart Nativity School

The Sharks Foundation's grant will purchase digital projectors and screens, and a color copier workstation for the students of the school. SHNS provides an academically challenging and highly structured environment with these unique characteristics: 1.) 44 more school days a year, 2.) 1:8 student to faculty ratio, 3.) 10.5 hour school day, 4.) Saturday school and summer camp, 5.) long-term relationships and support. For more information please visit www.SHNativity.org.

The Role Model Program
The Sharks Foundation's grant will partially fund the college preparation and career access program for 3,800 low-income, minority youth. For more information please visit www.theRoleModelProgram.org.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen
The Sharks Foundation's grant will help provide 12,000 children with meals through the Food and Nutrition program in 2011. For more information please visit www.LoavesFishes.org.

Pathways Hospice Foundation
The Sharks Foundation's grant will provide health care and other visits in home for children with life threatening illnesses. The focus is on enhancing the quality of life for the child and family through the medical expertise of the Pathways KIDS team and its supportive care. The team is on-call 24 hours a day for consultation or home visits when needed. For more information please visit www.PathwaysHealth.org.

Via Services
The Sharks Foundation's grant will help the Grow Smart program address serious health issues (such as diabetes, vascular disease and osteoporosis) through educating 100 children with developmental disabilities about the importance of long term physical fitness and a healthy diet. For more information please visit www.ViaServices.org.

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